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2023 Investment Prospectus

Themes and Clusters

WMCA is also focused on a number of thematic and cluster investment opportunities including:

• Station Cluster Portfolio – development opportunities around transportation hubs and assets such as station car parks, park and ride sites, Metro, and bus stations.

• Zero Carbon Investment Portfolio – a range of investment opportunities addressing future mobility, smart energy systems (including retrofitting) and energy storage needs including development of street-by-street retrofit solutions under the Net Zero Neighbourhoods Demonstrator programme.

• Affordable Housing – building on the Deeper Devolution Deal, new opportunities for affordable housing delivery which address specific needs of particular social groups, including joint approaches with housing associations and private sector registered providers.

• Infrastructure and Utilities – including a range of opportunities in sustainable
heat provision, Local Area Energy Planning and Energy Innovation Zones, and an Electric Vehicle Charging Transit Hub network.

• Natural Environment – developing private sector finance models to enhance the natural environment.

2.9 million working age population